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Amandus Raff Aalien

25 years old
Oslo, Norway

Poet and songwriter.


Put Down the Weapons (A new song)


The children of war don't accuse me (Dm,Am,G)
But I know that I am to blame (C,G,F)
What do we do to the earth, we (Dm,Am,G)
destroy it for money and fame (C,G,F)

The children of war don't accuse me
They haven't learned right and wrong
They think it's like this (the normal is)
     it should be
This cannot last very long
We have to sing a new song (C,G,F)

Put down the weapons we're using (Am,G,F)
Put them on the ground and let them burn (F,Dm,C)
Tomorrow may be to late for turning (Am,G,Dm,C)
It's today we got to turn (F,G,Am)
Itís today we got to

Put down the weapons,let them burn, burn,burn
(Am,G,C,F)
Put down the weapons, let them burn



Amandus Raff Aalien © 2003


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